Benefits of Arnica flower
What are benefits of Arnica flower for health? – Arnica is a flowering plant that is often processed into herbal remedies to treat osteoarthritis, sprains, wounds, acne, ulcers, rashes, to reduce the inflammation caused by bruises. The shape of arnica flowers is similar to the daisy flowers commonly found in North America or Europe.
Arnica flowers can also be used to lower cholesterol and other cardiovascular problems, if its use is supervised by professional herbalists.
Arnica should not be swallowed or drunk unless your doctor prescribes such a special. Even so, arnica extract is also commonly used in small doses as a flavor enhancer of food or beverage packaging.
In addition, arnica extract is often used in hair tonics and anti-dandruff products. Arnica oil is also often used in perfumes and cosmetics.
How does it work?
There is not enough research on how this herbal supplement works. Discuss with your herbalist or doctor for more information. However, there are several studies that show that arnica can help as:
- Anti-inflammatory agent
- Cytotoxic agents (stop and inhibit cancer cell growth)
How many doses are commonly used for arnica for adults?
The use of arnica is limited to topical drugs, in the form of creams or ointments. However, arnica ointment should not be smeared on an injured skin. Arnica also should not be consumed by swallowing or drinking.
The dose of the drug of arnica is uncertain. There is also no evidence of clinical trials sufficient to establish a safe dose standard.
Doses of herbal supplements may differ for each patient. The dose you need depends on your age, health, and some other conditions. Herbal supplements are not always safe for consumption. Discuss with an herbalist or doctor for a dose that suits you best.
In what form arnica is available?
This herbal supplement can be available in the following forms and doses:
- Spray or spray
- Tincture (liquid)
What side effects can arnica cause?
some of the common side effects of arnica are:
- Abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, anorexia
- Contact dermatitis
Arnica can cause some serious effects, such as:
- Cardiac arrest, cardiac poisoning
- Sweet syndrome
- Coma, death
Not everyone has this side effect. There may be other side effects not listed here. If you have concerns about certain side effects, please consult your herbalist or doctor.
What should I know before taking arnica?
Keep out of reach of children; swallowing the flower or arnica root can cause death. You are not recommended to use on the inside of the body unless supervised by a competent herbalist. Arnica is considered toxic and can poison the heart. Serious liver and kidney toxicity can occur.
You are not recommended to use it for a long time because arnica can cause allergic reactions.
Distribution and use of herbal supplements are not strictly regulated by BPOM like medical drugs. More research is needed to ensure its safety. Before using, consult an herbalist or physician for more information to ensure the benefits of using herbal supplements outweigh the risks.
How safe is arnica?
Because arnica is considered toxic, doses by injection can be harmful even cause death. That is why, internal use (oral or injectable) is not recommended unless supervised by an expert; serious kidney and liver damage can occur.
Arnica should not be used in children or women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.